Promoting the preeminent business region of Switzerland in the USA Greater Zurich Area AG (www.greaterzuricharea.ch) is a non-profit organization formed as a public private partnership which is responsible for promoting and marketing the Greater Zurich Area business region abroad. The Greater Zurich Area is one of the economically strongest regions in Europe. The organization encourages foreign companies to settle in the Greater Zurich Area. Our main service is to provide complimentary support to international companies that are evaluating global structures and relocation needs. We work in cooperation with the economic promotion agencies in the member cantons and cities. In order to strengthen our business development team in the United States, we are looking for a dynamic individual with proven international business experience who has the ability to learn and grow into a key management role in our US market as Director North America US/Swiss citizen with valid Green Card or US working permit Your Profile | For this challenging position we are looking for a self-motivated, experienced business development professional with excellent communication and presentation skills. Work experience in a solution-based, consultative sales environment is a plus. You have a Master’s Degree in Business, in-depth understanding of the Swiss/European as well as US business culture, and several years of relevant work experience within a corporate consultancy environment. You must have the ability to access, cultivate and maintain business networks. You demonstrate initiative, entrepreneurial thinking, paired with strong self-organization and project management skills. As a leader by example, you are a team player and have the ability to work effectively within a geographically dispersed team of independent consultants to achieve common objectives. You are bilingual in English/German, preferably with knowledge of Swiss-German, and you hold a valid Green Card or US working permit. Your perspectives | This position offers an ideal opportunity for a business development professional who is looking to gain quality experience. Join this investment promotion agency and its international team and contribute to a region that attracts worldwide innovation, headquarters and supply-chain projects. Discretion is guaranteed. Please send your application indicating the reference 1051209 to the authorized representative, oprandi & partner, personnel recruitment, preferably by e-mail to: [email protected] oprandi.ch. For additional information, please call Mr. Joe Locher on +41 (0)52 633 50 51. oprandi & partner ag, personnel recruitment, Moserstrasse 27, CH-8200 Schaffhausen Telephone +41 52 633 50 51, [email protected], www.oprandi.ch oprandi & partner is an international group of companies with numerous subsidiaries in Europe and the UAE/Dubai Director North America Your Responsibilities | Priorities in this key position within the expanding US market area are to demonstrate initiative and leadership relating to new business development and economic promotion activities, including, but not limited to: prospecting, lead generation, marketing/promotion and project acquisition utilizing a systematic approach. This position requires a demonstrated ability to meet and listen to senior level executives, identify their primary needs and offer high-quality international business solutions in Switzerland. You will assist proactively to develop value propositions to sell the benefits of locating in Switzerland. Through the above activities, you will contribute, together with your colleagues, to achieving assigned inward investment and job creation targets while developing and maintaining good working relationships with key partner organizations.
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